Acrylics on Canvas 24X36″ 2016 @ Ray Lengelé
Tribute to ” The little prince” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince, first published in 1943, is a novella, the most famous work of the French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944).
“My friend smiled gently and indulgently.
You see yourself, he said, that this is not a sheep. This is a ram. It has horns.
So then I did my drawing over once more.
But it was rejected too, just like the others.
This one is too old. I want a sheep that will live a long time.
By this time my patience was exhausted, because I was in a hurry to start taking my engine apart. So I tossed off this drawing.
This is only his box. The sheep you asked for is inside.
I was very surprised to see a light break over the face of my young judge:
That is exactly the way I wanted it! Do you think that this sheep will have to have a great deal of grass?
Because where I live everything is very small . . .
There will surely be enough grass for him,” I said. “It is a very small sheep that I have given you.
He bent his head over the drawing.
Not so small that–Look! He has gone to sleep . . .
And that is how I made the acquaintance of the little prince.”